Eric Cockrell


A Badge - Poem by Eric Cockrell

he wears her like
the badge of honorable
abuse....

silently listening
to her rantings,
picking her up

when she falls.
layers of anger
misdirected to him....

yet he takes the blame
without complaining,
and keeps on.....

till too long ignored,
too long in the silence...
he walks out the door,

without a word.
love's not a badge,
not even a cross...

it's a highway
that must be walked
together!


Comments about A Badge by Eric Cockrell

  • Gold Star - 7,164 Points Herbert Guitang (5/25/2015 6:03:00 AM)

    Very clear message and crystallize thought (Report) Reply

    1 person liked.
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  • Rookie - 740 Points Kaila George (5/26/2014 9:26:00 PM)

    This is so sad, why do women not see what they have, we can be so fickle at times...10+++++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Okoye Charles Chukwudi (2/22/2012 10:12:00 AM)

    Love is a highway
    a highway to be walked together....+.

    Thank God i meet you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Charles Darkly (2/10/2012 10:05:00 AM)

    I've been in relationships like this...you've described it wonderfully. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie David Gerardino (12/30/2011 9:18:00 PM)

    misdirected to him....makes the poem...............very good. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Sylvia Lukeman (12/28/2011 5:06:00 AM)

    You are the voice of those who are hardly heard.Thank you.Your poem is deeply moving. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Melancholy Man (10/10/2011 7:38:00 AM)

    Brilliantly written poem. I like the phrase 'honorable abuse' - those two words add so much to the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Sharron Stephenson (9/30/2011 9:45:00 AM)

    i like this and have rated it a 10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 24, 2011



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